Deuteronomy 32:33
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras.

New Living Translation
Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras.

English Standard Version
their wine is the poison of serpents and the cruel venom of asps.

New American Standard Bible
"Their wine is the venom of serpents, And the deadly poison of cobras.

King James Bible
Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their wine is serpents' venom, the deadly poison of cobras."

International Standard Version
Their wine is the venom of serpents, a poisonous cobra.

NET Bible
Their wine is snakes' poison, the deadly venom of cobras.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their wine is snake venom, the deadly poison of cobras.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their wine is the poison of dragons and the cruel venom of asps.

King James 2000 Bible
Their wine is the poison of serpents, and the cruel venom of asps.

American King James Version
Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

American Standard Version
Their wine is the poison of serpents, And the cruel venom of asps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their wine is the gall of dragons, and the venom of asps, which is incurable.

Darby Bible Translation
Their wine is the poison of dragons, And the cruel venom of vipers.

English Revised Version
Their wine is the poison of dragons, And the cruel venom of asps.

Webster's Bible Translation
Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

World English Bible
Their wine is the poison of serpents, The cruel venom of asps.

Young's Literal Translation
The poison of dragons is their wine And the fierce venom of asps.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

32:26-38 The idolatry and rebellions of Israel deserved, and the justice of God seemed to demand, that they should be rooted out. But He spared Israel, and continues them still to be living witnesses of the truth of the Bible, and to silence unbelievers. They are preserved for wise and holy purposes and the prophecies give us some idea what those purposes are. The Lord will never disgrace the throne of his glory. It is great wisdom, and will help much to the return of sinners to God, seriously to consider their latter end, or the future state. It is here meant particularly of what God foretold by Moses, about this people in the latter days; but it may be applied generally. Oh that men would consider the happiness they will lose, and the misery they will certainly plunge into, if they go on in their trespasses! What will be in the end thereof? Jer 5:31. For the Lord will in due time bring down the enemies of the church, in displeasure against their wickedness. When sinners deem themselves most secure, they suddenly fall into destruction. And God's time to appear for the deliverance of his people, is when things are at the worst with them. But those who trust to any rock but God, will find it fail them when they most need it. The rejection of the Messiah by the Jewish nation, is the continuance of their ancient idolatry, apostacy, and rebellion. They shall be brought to humble themselves before the Lord, to repent of their sins, and to trust in their long-rejected Mediator for salvation. Then he will deliver them, and make their prosperity great.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 33. - The wine of these grapes is poison and venom. Dragons; tannin (cf. Exodus 7:9, 10). Cruel [deadly] venom of asps. The pethen, one of the most poisonous of snakes, the bite of which was immediately fatal (Kitto, 'Bibl. Cycl.,' 3:494; Smith's 'Dict.,' 1:21). These figures express the thought that Israel had utterly corrupted their way and become abominable; probably also it is intimated that, as they had imitated the impiety of the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, they deserved to perish as they did (J.H. Michaelis).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Their wine is the poison of dragons,.... Of these creatures, both land and sea dragons; see Gill on Micah 1:8; See Gill on Malachi 1:3; Pliny says (l) the dragon has no poison in it; yet, as Dalechamp, in his notes on that writer observes, he in many places prescribes remedies against the bite of the dragon; but Heliodorus (m) expressly speaks of some archers, whose arrows were infected with the poison of dragons; and Leo Africanus (n) says, the Atlantic dragons are exceeding poisonous: and yet other writers (o) besides Pliny have asserted that they are free from poison. It seems the dragons of Greece are without, but not those of Africa and Arabia; and to these Moses has respect, as being well known to him. The Targum of Jerusalem is,

"the poison of this people is like the poison of dragons as they drink wine;''and the Targum of Jonathan,"as the poison of dragons, when they are at or from their wine;''that is, after and as soon as they have drank it; for, according to natural historians, serpents, though they need and use but little drink, yet are very fond of wine: and it seems that thereby their poison becomes more sharp and intense, as Bochart (p) observes; wherefore the allusion is very proper and pertinent, and denotes the wine of fornication of the apostate church of Rome, frequently spoken of Revelation 14:8; which is no other than her corrupt doctrines, intoxicating, enticing, and leading to idolatry and superstition; and as the true Gospel of Christ is sometimes compared to wine, so the false doctrines of this church; but then it is such that is not only loathsome and abominable, but poisonous and pernicious to the souls of men, damnable and ruinous, and brings upon them swift destruction, 2 Peter 2:1; and may well be compared to the poison of dragons for such reasons; as also because they are doctrines of devils, and come from the great dragon, that old serpent called the devil and Satan, 2 Timothy 4:1,

and the cruel venom of asps; which, of all kind of serpents, Pliny (q) says is the least curable; nay, according to the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions of this clause, it is incurable; and so Aristotle says (r) there is no remedy for it; and so says Aelianus (s), who also observes (t), that the mark it makes is so small, that it is scarcely discerned by the sharpest eye. Pliny (u) represents it as a most revengeful creature; when its mate is killed by any, it will pursue the slayer, flee where he will, and as far and fast as he can: it breaks through all difficulties, and is not to be stopped by rivers, or any obstacles, and will attack the person, whom it presently knows, let him be in ever such a crowd: and therefore it and its poison may well be called cruel; and as the poison of this creature lies under its tongue, this is a fit simile to express the poisonous and pernicious doctrines of the apostate church.

(l) Nat. Hist. l. 29. c. 4. (m) Ethiopic. l. 9. c. 19. p. 438. (n) Descriptio Africae, l. 9. p. 763. (o) Aristot. Hist. Animal. l. 8. c. 4. Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 10. c. 72. (p) Hierozoic. par. 2. l. 3. c. 14. col. 438, 439. (q) Nat. Hist. l. 29. c. 4. (r) Hist. Animal. l. 8. c. 29. (s) De Animal. l. 1. c. 54. & l. 6. c. 38. (t) Ibid. l. 9. c. 61. (u) Nat. Hist. l. 8. c. 23.



Deuteronomy 32:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Song of Moses
32"For their vine is from the vine of Sodom, And from the fields of Gomorrah; Their grapes are grapes of poison, Their clusters, bitter. 33"Their wine is the venom of serpents, And the deadly poison of cobras. 34'Is it not laid up in store with Me, Sealed up in My treasuries?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:32
Their vine comes from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are filled with poison, and their clusters with bitterness.

Deuteronomy 32:34
"Have I not kept this in reserve and sealed it in my vaults?

Job 20:16
He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him.

Psalm 58:4
Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
Treasury of Scripture

Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

the poison

Job 20:14-16 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him…

Psalm 58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf …

Psalm 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison …

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the …

Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used …

Jump to Previous
Asps Cobras Cruel Deadly Dragons Poison Serpents Snakes Venom Vipers Wine
Jump to Next
Asps Cobras Cruel Deadly Dragons Poison Serpents Snakes Venom Vipers Wine
Links
Deuteronomy 32:33 NIV
Deuteronomy 32:33 NLT
Deuteronomy 32:33 ESV
Deuteronomy 32:33 NASB
Deuteronomy 32:33 KJV

Deuteronomy 32:33 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 32:33 Bible Suite
Deuteronomy 32:33 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 32:33 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 32:33 French Bible
Deuteronomy 32:33 German Bible

Alphabetical: And cobras deadly is of poison serpents the Their venom wine

OT Law: Deuteronomy 32:33 Their wine is the poison of serpents (Deut. De Du) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Deuteronomy 32:32
Top of Page
Top of Page